Backup and Restore Software in Ubuntu, Sabayon, and Fedora

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In Linux it is possible to create a list of installed software that you can later use to re-download the software should you have to reinstall your operating system. I have made this process even easier by writing three scripts for backing up and restoring installed software in Ubuntu, Sabayon, and Fedora.
Here are the download links:




To use the scripts, open Terminal and login as root or super user and then run the script.

On Fedora:
su
sh fedora_backup_and_restore.sh

On Ubuntu:
sudo bash ubuntu_backup_and_restore.sh

On Sabayon:
su
sh sabayon_backup_and_restore.sh

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3 comments

  1. I like the idea of backup scripts to automate everything. I downloaded the fedora script but it seems to be malformed as tar is returns an error message that the file has an invalid format.

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    1. I will check the Fedora script and see if I can find the problem. Thanks for letting me know it isn't working!

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